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Forecast valid from: 12:00, Saturday 26 November 2022 until 12:00, Sunday 27 November 2022

Small Craft Warning

South to southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher on Saturday night and Sunday on all Irish coasts.

Gale Warning

South to southwest winds will reach gale or strong gale force at times on Saturday and Saturday night on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea, becoming confined to Slyne Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head Sunday morning.

Atlantic Swell

Heavy swell at times on Atlantic coasts

Meteorological Situation at 09:00 UTC

Ireland lies in a very strong southwest airflow between an anticyclone of 1033 hPa over France and a depression of 961 hPa southeast of Greenland. A secondary low lies to the west of Ireland and the associated fronts will cross the country today.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Increasing southwest force 7 to gale force 8 imminent. Soon increasing to strong gale force 9 between north of Slyne Head. Later easing southwest force 6 or 7.

Weather: Cloudy with showers, some possibly heavy and thundery.

Visibility: Mostly good but decreasing moderate or poor in precipitation.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: South force 6 to gale force 8. Soon veering southwest and decreasing force 5 to 7.

Weather: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain or showers.

Visibility: Mostly good but decreasing moderate or poor in precipitation.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 12:00, Monday 28 November 2022

Strong to gale force southwest winds, gradually decreasing fresh to near gale during Sunday. Strong northwest winds developing in the south and west on Sunday night, with light to moderate variable winds in the north and east. Winds becoming fresh to strong northwest Monday morning Weather: Cloudy or fair with scattered showers, some heavy and possibly thundery, easing Monday morning

Forecast issued at: 12:00, Saturday 26 November 2022

All times are local unless specified